Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From15th January 2009
Opened22nd January 2009
To24th January 2009
PricesFrom £10.00. To £19.00.
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The Convict's Opera

Bursting with infamy, intrigue, fun and romance, the classic musical comedy gets a fantastic re-imagining from director Max Stafford-Clark and writer Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine). On a ship bound for Australia, a group of convicts are ordered to put on a show set in the criminal underworld of London that they’ve left far behind, never to see again - a world packed with such larger than life characters as highwayman Macheath and his lover sweet Polly Peachum. Cue stormy seas (and stormy scenes), reluctant cross-dressing, and a musical score that combines the beautiful folk tunes of the original with hilarious reworkings of pop classics including Sailing, Those Were The Days, 500 Miles, You’re So Vain and I Fought The Law.
Author Stephen Jeffreys

Archive :: production:T1511905618, opera or operetta:S01532478923, venue:V923

Production details


Corporate Sponsor Audi
Company Out of Joint
Company Sydney Theatre Company
Director Max Stafford-Clark
Design Dale Ferguson
Sound Paul Charlier
Lighting Nick Schlieper
Costume Tess Schofield
Music Felix Cross (musical arrangement)
Choreographer John O'Connell
Performer Glenn Butcher
Performer Amelia Cormack
Performer Peter Cousens
Performer Juan Jackson
Performer Ali McGregor
Performer Thomas Eyre
Performer Karina Fernandez
Performer Nicholas Goode
Performer Brian Protheroe
Performer Catherine Russell

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